Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris - an illustrated PDF ebook guide
This downloadable art history guide book will show you the sites and landmarks of artist Toulouse-Lautrec's life in the Paris of the "Naughty Nineties". Follow in Toulouse-Lautrec's footsteps - by visiting the addresses in this unique ebook guide - either online, or in the flesh.
No artist's work captures the spirit of the Bohemian, Belle Epoque Paris of the late 19th-century than that of the crippled painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Toulouse-Lautrec was a well-known and much-loved character in late 19th century Paris, albeit controversial with his distinctive hat, cane and beard - a friend of many of the most famous performers, artists, actors, impressarios, writers and dandies of the day: figures such as Vincent Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Charles Conder, plus infamous actresses and Cancan dancers Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert and "La Goulue". The painter spent much of his short adult life in the artistic quarters of Paris - especially around Pigalle and Montmartre..., as well as frequenting the most famous cabarets, theatres, bars, circuses and brothels of the day - including many that still exist, such as the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergères.
Each landmark location is illustrated here with biographical anecdotes and contemporary photographs. The book also contains many period prints, postcards and photos, to help recapture the atmosphere of the place and time.
A fascinating and educational virtual art history tour with a real flavor of Paris. Use it to plan your own self-guided walking tour of the sites.
Plus vintage postcards and photos of Paris as Lautrec knew it, and interactive links to online biographical resources. A must for anyone interested in 1890's Paris, or the origins of modern art.
E-book supplied in PDF landscape format for Acrobat Reader.